According to local media reports, about 230 migrants have expanded a 6-meter-high border fence to enter the Melilla outpost in North Africa, Spain.
Spain’s national television broadcaster RTVE reported that three Spanish police officers and 18 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa were injured.
A video footage posted by the newspaper El Faro de Melilla showed people walking down the street, shouting “victory, victory” and “exile, asylum.”
They were taken to an emergency reception center and quarantined as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus.
Spain has two autonomous regions in North Africa, both of which are claimed by Morocco. Ceuta in the Strait of Gibraltar and Melilla 250 km east.
Tens of thousands of people are waiting for the opportunity to enter EU territory near Ceuta and Melilla.
The biggest recent migrant rush occurred in Ceuta in April, when Morocco opened its border and 8,000 migrants flowed in within hours.
Most were sent back immediately.
Immigrants scale Melilla’s fence and enter Spain
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